LEE CLARK is hoping his first visit to the New Den today proves as fruitful as his only appearance at Millwall’s old ground.
Town’s manager, left, was on target for Newcastle at the now demolished South London venue in April 1993, when current Galpharm strikers’ coach Andrew Cole got the other goal in a 2-1 Toon triumph.
It was a key win in the Magpies march towards promotion to the top flight that season, when Kevin Keegan was at the helm and Terry McDermott his assistant.
McDermott now performs the same role at Town, and Clark said: “Terry, Coley and myself would all be happy at a repeat of that scoreline today.
“The old Den was a pretty intimidating place, and Millwall fans still get behind their team and help make the New Den a tough place to play.
“Millwall have had a tricky time of late (they are 16th in League I as opposed to Town’s fourth placing), but they have had a lot of injuries.
“I believe that when they get their main men back, and some of them may be available today, they will become a force to be reckoned with, because (manager) Kenny Jackett has assembled a strong squad.
“Having said that, I believe we have enough quality to take all three points, and we’ll go there with that intention.
“I think my players have the ability to handle the kind of atmosphere the Millwall fans generate.”
Town are being linked with ex-Wolves and Northern Ireland Under 21 centre-back Mark McChrystal, who has been released from his contract with League of Ireland club Derry City.